Health & Fitness
Urologist Omar Hamoui, M.D. using advanced surgical technology at Brooksville Regional Hospital
Courtesy of Brooksville Regional HospitalBROOKSVILLE - Dr. Omar Hamoui recently completed the first urological procedure using the daVinci surgical technology at Brooksville Regional Hospital.
Published: April 13, 2011
Published: April 13, 2011
Dr. Hamoui specializes in the diagnosis and minimally invasive treatment of kidney, bladder and prostate cancers.
Dr. Hamoui utilized the daVinci Robotic Surgical System to perform a nephrectomy, the surgical removal of a kidney or a section of a kidney.
This is commonly performed on patients with cancer or that have non-functioning kidneys as a result of infection, cysts, or kidney stones.
"This surgical system allows for smaller incisions and superior visualization. The benefits to the patient include less pain, minimal blood loss, less scarring, and a quicker recovery", said Dr. Hamoui. "This patient was able to go home on the second day, which is rare for someone who has had a kidney removed".
The da Vinci® Si surgical system is a technologically advanced robotic surgery system which allows surgeons the ability to perform intricate surgeries that provide patients the best possible surgical outcomes and fastest recovery times.
This is achieved because, with the da Vinci, surgeons can make smaller incisions and see magnified real-time imagery of the surgery site in 3-D, high-definition detail with up to 10x magnification.
Surgeons perform the surgeries by sitting at a computer console, viewing magnified, high definition imagery of the surgery site and using hand controls to manipulate the da Vinci's robotic arms to make precise surgical maneuvers.
The surgeon maintains full control of every precise surgical movement.
Brooksville Regional Hospital introduced the daVinci Surgical System in November of 2010 and is the only hospital in Hernando county offering this technology.
"Having this advanced surgical system in Hernando County allows me to offer the latest in minimally invasive surgery to my patients", said Dr. Hamoui. "It alleviates patients having to travel to Orlando or Tampa for the same advanced surgery", said Dr. Hamoui.
If you are facing surgery, check with your doctor to find out if you are a candidate for surgery using the daVinci surgical system.
For more information visit us at www.brooksvilleregional.net and follow the link for daVinci Surgical System.
About Brooksville Regional Hospital
Brooksville Regional Hospital continues setting a standard of excellence which surrounds each and every person who comes to them for their care. With 120 beds and 60 private rooms, Brooksville Regional Hospital provides state-of-the-art technology, including high-speed CT scanners, digital mammography, dual cardiac catheterization suites and nuclear imaging cameras.
Approximately 275 physicians, 500 associates, and over 150 volunteers comprise Brooksville Regional Hospital's healthcare delivery team.
Designated as an Accredited Chest Pain Center and a Certified Primary Stoke Center, Brooksville Regional Hospital has a highly trained cardiac team, with an advanced heart program, including angioplasty and stenting.
Should you need Emergency Care, their ER Extra program emphasizes extra fast, extra easy, extra great patient care and customer service.
Brooksville Regional Hospital has an extensive surgery program and is the only hospital in Hernando
County to offer robotic surgery using the da Vinci® surgery system. Brooksville Regional has a dedicated Orthopedic Joint Center and Women's Imaging program that incorporates Digital Mammography with Computer Aided Detection (CAD) and Stereotactic Breast biopsy.
The hospital offers the only hospital-based outpatient cardiac, pulmonary and diabetic rehabilitation and Sleep Disorders Center. V
isit us at www.BrooksvilleRegional.net.